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Old 04-21-2012, 02:02 AM
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When I get on the skinny pedal with the H and S set on wild or above I notice I have a mix of exhaust color . It seems the standard black but it is mixed with a gray. Is this normal?


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Old 04-21-2012, 03:10 AM
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The gray color may be a bit of white smoke mixed in with the black. Do you still have the EGR system installed? Possible leak on one of the coolers or a coolant leak somewhere. I'd prob start there.
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Old 04-21-2012, 04:28 AM
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When I get on the skinny pedal with the H and S set on wild or above I notice I have a mix of exhaust color . It seems the standard black but it is mixed with a gray. Is this normal?


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sunds normal to me the more you push the pedal the more black it should be. if its heavy and thick white smoke you have a problem.
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Old 04-21-2012, 05:59 AM
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if theres some tray id be concerned. It probably is white smoke from coolant but with all the blacksnake coming out too it masks it.
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Old 04-21-2012, 06:14 AM
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Did a full egr delete when I put programmer on.


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Old 04-21-2012, 06:18 AM
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My concern is just what he said that I may have a masked problem. I am new to power strokes or should I say returned after building a 5.9 for years and the factory twins and ease of build brought me back. I just don't know what all the kinks of the 6.4 are yet and it was 6.0 nightmares that rant off.


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Old 04-21-2012, 06:22 AM
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You should not have anything but deep black coal in large amts. Possibly a head gasket or maybe your EGR delete didnt install 100%?
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Old 04-21-2012, 07:31 AM
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It's going to be thick dark black under low boost conditions, but a more grayish color under high boost conditions shouldn't be cause for concern... Shouldnt it lighten up as you get air into the motor???


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Old 04-21-2012, 07:43 AM
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it for sure lightens up but its still black just very thin under high boost . my old 6.0l i blew the head gaskets and this happened it was always black and obviously under high boost its thin smoke so i guess it could look grey but when i blew my head gaskets it blew out black mixed with white and it looked grey completely different. So if its different then it normally looks i would be concerned. I'm not saying you have a blow head gasket but something is not right. Better safe then sorry if you choose to ignore it and say its not a concern you could have a lot more head ache down the road
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Could be raw fuel...
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